Using their collections, stories and spaces to reinterpret current practice, we will hear from museum practitioners and academic researchers who have already started on this journey. This research event has been organised by Ulster University in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces.
- Keynote lecture provided by Prof Richard Sandell, Professor of Museum Studies, University of Leicester
- Optional LGBTQ+ Tour of Hillsborough Castle at 4pm
Lunch will be provided
|9.30am to 10am||Registration in Clore Learning Centre|
|10am to 10.15am|
WelcomeDr Christopher Warleigh-Lack (Senior Curator, Historic Royal Palaces) & Professor Elizabeth Crooke (Ulster University)
|10.15am to 11am|
Keynote: Prof. Richard SandellProfessor of Museum Studies at University of Leicester with publications including Museum Activism (2019), Museums, Moralities and Human Rights (2016), Museums, Equality and Social Justice (2012)
|11am to 11.15am||Break: Tea and Coffee|
|11.15am to 12.45pm|
Session 1: Reinterpreting and Queering our Collections/StoriesThis session will explore the methods through which queer heritage and stories can be uncovered in our collections. Speakers from Historic Royal Palaces, National Gallery of Ireland and National Museum of Ireland will discuss their own experience of developing LGBTQ+ programming and displays at their sites.
|12.45pm to 1.15pm||Lunch (provided) – Clore Learning Centre|
|1.15pm to 1.30pm||Paul Mullan, Director, National Lottery Heritage Fund NI|
|1.30pm t0 2.45pm|
Session 2: Collaborating with LGBTQ+ Partners.By collaborating with LGBTQ+ communities, museums have the capacity and indeed the responsibility to introduce a meaningful practice with the capacity to effect change in the societies they serve. This session will consider how museums and heritage sites can partner with LGBTQ+ organisations in developing a queer practice at their sites and the impact of doing so.
|2.45pm to 3pm||Break: Tea and Coffee|
|3pm to 4pm|
LGBTQ+ Interpretation WorkshopThis practical workshop will consider the pathways and barriers to LGBTQ+ engagement at museums and heritage sites. The information gathered will contribute to a PhD research project entitled "Queering Northern Ireland's Museums: LGBTQ+ rights, social justice and museum activism in a post-conflict society." It is therefore an entirely optional element of the day and participant permission will be sought in advance.
|4pm to 5.15pm||LGBTQ+ Tour of Hillsborough Castle (optional)|
Music, Drama, Film and Museum Studies
Kris Reid; Prof Elizabeth Crooke; Dr Philip McDermott; Nuala McGreevy (Learning Producer, Historic Royal Palaces) and Shan McAnena (Public Engagement Manager, Historic Royal Palaces)
This event has ended
Wednesday 19 February
9.30am to 4pm
Clore Learning Centre, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, The Square, Hillsborough, BT26 6AG